2012 – Indiana University, Counseling Psychology
Clinical/ Counseling Interests:
I view therapy as an opportunity for clients to work within the context of a safe, validating, relationship where they can experiment with and develop new and more satisfying ways of being in the world. I recognize the therapeutic relationship as central to change. I integrate interpersonal/relational psychodynamic therapy with mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral approaches (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). My clinical interests include multicultural issues, interpersonal/relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, adjustment to college, identity development, and group therapy.
I have a particular interest in social justice and multicultural issues associated with privilege, power, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other diverse identities. I appreciate opportunities for coalition building in the service of eradicating systemic oppression and working toward equity for all people. I actively seek opportunities to increase my multicultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and competence. I believe social justice work is inherently relational and is achieved through actively engaging with and working alongside diverse communities of people. While invested in working with all people, to date my clinical practice and outreach initiatives have often focused on Latino/Latina populations, Asian-American identified populations, African-American/Black populations, and LGB-identified populations.
As discussed above, I pursue opportunities to engage with diverse communities in the service of social justice. I am also interested in opportunities to work with mental health professionals who are currently in training.
Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science